The multi-talented author spoke about her return to the countries of Turkey, Lebanon and Morocco in search of old and new recipes, and to find out how cooking has evolved since the 1960s. She paid tribute to the different culinary histories and contemporary cookery of these countries, and creates a passionate and evocative world of stories, memories and delicious food.
Claudia Roden is a food writer with a special interest in the social, cultural and historical background of food. She is based in the UK. Roden grew up in Cairo, went to school in Paris and came to London to study art. She revolutionised Western attitudes to Middle Eastern cuisines with her bestselling A Book of Middle Eastern Food in 1968 and went on to publish multiple bestsellers including the international award-winning The Book of Jewish Food. She is president of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery and an Honorary Fellow of SOAS and UCL Universities.
Her latest book Med is her most personal - of remembered people and places, glorious food and magic moments in her travels around the Mediterranean, what she cooks today for family and friends.
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